Reading Reviews for On Imbeciles and Moody
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Review #1, by looneylizzie 1982

23rd May 2016:
Hey, Freda and Georgina!! I'm here to review your entry for my Demotivator Challenge!

Oh man, this was really good! I LOVE all the dialogue you have going in this story, and the feel that it generates throughout the story. It really emphasizes the idea that it's Moody vs. the Wizengamot (otherwise known as imbeciles, obviously!). Plus, it definitely adds to the feeling that this could be part of a musical - I could totally see it happening.

All you need is for Moody to just burst into song at the end. :P

Moving along... I also really like the way that you used the Demotivator! It's so PERFECT for Moody! And the way that he says it to Crouch is just priceless! Fantastic job!

Anyway, this is a wonderful story and I really enjoyed it! Your writing is phenomenal!

Thanks for entering my challenge, and keep writing!!

Author's Response: Hello! It's great to see you!

Most of the dialog is a shadow of the musical song this was inspired by; which is an argument between one man and Congress regarding independence. But it's still nice to hear we adapted it to this story well.

THAT would be interesting...

It was so much fun to write Moody putting down a character we don't really like. It's like when McGonagall puts Umbridge in her place; when we read that part Freda and I wanted to applaud, so writing something remotely close to it was so enjoyable.

Thank you so much for reviewing this and all your kind words! We really appreciate it, and good luck with the rest of your challenge!

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Review #2, by carry on with your knitting 1982

20th January 2016:

It's Katie here from the forums to review the challenge entries! :D
I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get around to this!

I thought this was a great entry and was really well constructed! I thought you got the characters of the ministry worker perfectly and their awful priorities! Moody was characterised brilliantly and he carried on pressing his point, which I though was very much in his style. I felt had that he kept getting told to shut up though :') I probably would have shouted at people if I were in his position, and hey, he was right, so jokes on them really! :')

I really enjoyed reading this! Great entry, well done! :)

Katie :)

Author's Response: Thank you for your challenge; this was so much fun to write and thank you so much for your kind review! Good luck with your challenge!


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Review #3, by MrsJaydeMalfoy 1982

7th January 2016:
Hello again!!

When I saw that you two had a story that didn't have any reviews, I couldn't just leave it that way, I had to stop by!

Wow. Reading this really makes me angry with the Wizengamot. I can imagine this would have actually happened in Canon, and I can't help but think "If they had only listened to Moody..." Things would have worked out SO much differently! SO many people would still be alive! I think you did a wonderful job of picking a missing moment from the series and writing a story about it!

I think you also chose the perfect conditions for this conversation to happen in. Everyone's trapped in the same room, and the heat is really high, they're all more concerned about their predicament than saving the wizarding world. Moody is the ONLY one who sees reason here, and they just don't want to listen.

I have to say, those people must have been REALLY annoyed to talk to Moody the way they did! He's pretty scary!

And, speaking of Moody, I think you did a wonderful job with his characterization. Yes, he did always seem a bit paranoid in the series, but for good reason - he's right! And even though nobody listened to him and everyone wanted him to be quiet, he was defiant and refused to pipe down - THAT'S MOODY, and you guys did an EXCELLENT job with that!

This was another wonderful story, and I can't wait to read another! Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you, you are such a good reviewer.

Part of their refusal to listen was because we were tying it in with the song "Sit Down, John" from the musical 1776, where the whole time John is trying to get Congress to declare independence and they're complaining about the July heat and the flies. Once I (Georgina) saw a challenge concerning musicals, I really wanted to do something with this song, and Moody was the best person we could think of in a situation like this.

Thank you for all your reviews, they're all so kind!

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